An unusual case of left chest stab wound

Zebele, Carlo, Gianoli, Monica, Elenbaas, Ted, Brink, Peter R. G. and Van Zundert, André A. J. (2011) An unusual case of left chest stab wound. Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, 19 5: 349-351. doi:10.1177/0218492311419173


Author Zebele, Carlo
Gianoli, Monica
Elenbaas, Ted
Brink, Peter R. G.
Van Zundert, André A. J.
Title An unusual case of left chest stab wound
Journal name Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0218-4923
1816-5370
Publication date 2011-10-01
Sub-type Other
DOI 10.1177/0218492311419173
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 349
End page 351
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract A 72-year-old man was admitted with one blade of a huge pair of shears in his left thorax. His hemodynamics deteriorated due to life-threatening vascular lesions. An urgent thoracotomy revealed several injuries to the intercostal vessels and left apical inferior lung lobe. The blade tip was stuck in the posterior chest wall, 2 cm adjacent to the descending aorta. The blade was removed, the lung was sutured, and the patient made a good recovery.
Keyword Acute lung injury
Hemopneumothorax
Thoracic injuries
Vascular system injuries
Wounds
Stab
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Other
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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